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about the victims are beginning to emerge. nbc's michelle franzen standing by in newtown, connecticut. michelle, the names have been released. i understand that all six of the adults who were killed were women and all of the children are between the ages of 6 and 7 years old. is that correct? >> reporter: yes, that is correct. most of them, we're told, in the first grade. and certainly, we are getting a little bit more details on some of the names, of course, and soon to be the faces of these teachers, as well as the students, whose lives were taken so violently, so abruptly that school morning, yesterday morning. as you mentioned, we heard the names that have come out, but we've also heard details about the shooting and many seasoned workers, the medical examiner, the officers, the first responders here, also needing to have, you know, assistance and have counseling during this time, to give you an idea of just what a situation unfolded in that elementary school. we also have been, throughout the community here today, and there is a big outpouring of emotion, as well as reaching out.
nursing student michelle le. >> reporter: michelle esteban was convicted of the murder -- michelle esteban was convicted of murder. she faces 25 years to life in prison. >>> the man suspected in another high-profile disappearance will also be in court today. antolin garcia-torres is due to enter a plea but it has nothing to do with the sierra lamar case. more on this at 7:30. >>> in about an hour from now, president obama flies to michigan to seek support from automakers to get help to avoid thefully. he will be touring a suburb of detroit. it's all part of the rally to rally popular support to raise taxes on the 2% of the wealthiest americans. now, he did meet with house speaker john boehner. the new view some republicans are address. >>> a smoke-free disclosure is expected to pass a key hurdle today. under the proposal landlords would have to tell perspective lenders if the building is smoke-free or optional. a meeting takes place at 1:00. if passed, the ordinance moves on to the full board. >> religious leaders are scheduled to hold a meeting tonight to protect funding for the job cente
? >> michelle. not michelle obama. >> hi, nice to meet you. this is for you? >> yes, my name is logan. >> what do you do? >> underwriter, too. >> and working as an economist right now. >> initiative made to stand up and understand the new unemployment number. [inaudible] >> no, but i wanted to kiss her because it got me so much press. [inaudible] website that there was low-key they asked all the things. so i loved that. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. nice to meet you. i don't like >> -- 55th anniversary. >> fantastic. when is it? >> today. >> happy anniversary to you, too. >> on your screen now as brains and occurred, professor at the university. his most recent, two generations, for families and history of america's influence in the middle east. professor vandermark, who is daniel was? how did he go about doing that? >> with american entrepreneurial spirit. he also had the financial backing. i've been phelps dodge in the 19th century. >> book was reverend bliss is cool and founded the american university? >> 's initial cool deferred from what became his life work. he came determined to conv
on the dramatic rescues. >> reporter: the video camera michelle got as a christmas present captured it all. >> that's not funny. >> reporter: christmas day day a man on a sled came down on a hill and fell through thin ice of jackson lake. then one after another those who tried to save him fell in. >> it turned in to a disaster. a panic. people falling in. people trying to save him then trying to save themselves. >> give me the rope from under the seat now. >> reporter: that's the voice of michelle's husband. >> i undid the rope. threw it out. it's a 25-foot rope but seven feet short. at that point we noticed this guy didn't know how to swim. we observed him go under three times. >> call 911 right now. >> reporter: more people went on the that fragile ice including children. then another rope attempt. another one in and then the man who tries to save him as well. inner tubes and sleds. finally -- >> get it. come on. go! >> reporter: rope to pull them to shore. >> in southern california, it just doesn't get cold enough for anybody to be out on ties. they are very fortunate everybody came out
are on the "stephanie miller show." hello, glen? >> glen left the phone. >> stephanie: michelle in believerton. [ giggling ] >> stephanie: hi michelle. >> caller: stephanie i would like to talk about the video games and such and video games do affect kids. i see it firsthand in the classroom. they become agitated and frustrated. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: and you mentioned the ratings systems, and they are completely off. a rated g movie actually has violence in it. and i would like to propose the challenge find me a disney movie that doesn't have violence in it. even bamby's parent is killed. and the parents are so desensitized that they don't see it as a problem, and a lot of the parents i have experienced, is they let their 6 and 7 year olds play games rated mature. i think it is something that needs to be addressed in this huge problem. >> stephanie: yeah, i was going to say -- i know even the gaming industry is struggling with this. this is so foreign to me honestly. i have never seen or played one of these games. but this year's electronic expo literally they are
michelle obama shows the children the white house holiday decorations. >> the time i was 9 years old, i was handing out leaflets for robert kennedy and when i was 10, made a big decision and broke with the democratic party and went to work for john lindsay who was running for mayor of new york but i would not work for him as a republican. i went down to the liberal party. i was handing out leaflets on a street corner in new york and some woman thought this was really cute, this little boy handing out leaflets and she asked me why and i made the case for john lindsay and got an early start of my political consulting career and made the case against his opponent as well. she said that as of june and she gave me a box of what looked to be pastry, a white box with a string. i took a back to the liberal party headquarters and we opened it up and there was all these donuts and take what of $10 bills. one of my early lessons in politics, the district leader grab the money and said you can keep the donuts. >> tonight at 8:00, david axelrod on his life in journalism and politics. that is followe
. the president cutting short his vacation leaving michelle and the girls behind as he gets back to work to try to prevent tax increases and spending cuts due to begin next week. there's just one problem. it appears there would be no house republicans to help hammer out a deal. the gop leadership has not yet called their members back to d.c. and will not be in session tomorrow for legislative business. according to one gop aide, they felt it's up to the democrats to act now. so the christmas spirit has not softened actions. but what has softened? customer confidence. in the last week gallup found the drop in the likelihood congress will come to a deal. also holiday spending hit its lowest rate since the 2008 recession. while the president said before he left for hawaii that he said he hoped the holiday would give them a chance to cool off and reach an agreement, it appears republicans would prefer to stay home for the holidays. merry christmas, everybody. for more on this, joining us now from washington, we have contributor jared bernstein. also a senior fellow on budget and policy priorities.
midnight tonight. >> i don't think you're going to make it much past this show, michelle, the way you're going. >> 7:00 she will be like i have to go now, see you later! >> she is so sick, i feel bad for her. but we have some good news. we have better weather coming our way. couple of clouds making their way across our skies this morning. it's going to be a frosty start to the day around the interior valleys, clouds sweeping on by, temperatures dropping again. and well, we are in for a pretty decent end to 2012. i can't believe it's coming to a close but here we go. temperatures outside now on the chilly side. 31 and freezing now in concord. it is 35 in san jose. 31 in santa rosa and freezing. likely to see some frost showing up in those areas. by the afternoon going to epcot temperatures cool, as well. highs only expected to be in the upper 40s and the low 50s so a chilly day indeed and tonight, good news is it should stay dry. we'll have more on that forecast coming up in just a few minutes. right now let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> i'm just kicking back today. it's easy b
merry christmas to you. >> we're learning disturbing new details today. michelle miller has the story of a man that murderinjured two firefighters murdered two others and killed his sister as well. >>> it was a trap set by william spangler. >> we're being shot at multiple firemen down multiple firemen shot. >> in a scenario that seems beyond comprehension, they're saying they found a note he left. >> he was going to burn as many houses as possible and do what he really liked to do which was kill people. seven homes burned down. combing through the crime scene, they said they found a body that they have been hers. >> we are afraid she may have met foul play. >> he has killed before he spent 17 years behind bars for murdering his grandmother with a hammer. police revealed he armed himself with three guns including a bush bushmaster 223, these are the two webster firefighters that lost their live. one was a 22 year veteran, and the other was just 19. for cbs this morning, michelle miller new york. >> in afghanistan this morning, the taliban is taking responsibility for a
rico rodriguez, and the first lady of the united states, michelle obama. [applause] >> thank you, rico. >> thank you. >> hi, guys. how are you doing? we are going to read a story. what do you think we are going to read? 'twas the night before christmas. rico and i are going to take turns. are you ready? 'twas the night before christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. the stockings were hung by the chimney with care. >> the children -- >> and mama and her kerchief and i and my cat had settled our brains for a long winter's nap. >> when alice on the roof there arose such a clatter i sprang from my bed to see what was the matter. >> i tore open the shutters and the sash. >> the moon on the crest of the new fallen snow gave the luster of midday to objects below. 1 what to my wondering eyes should appear? but a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer. >> i knew in a moment and must be saint nick. >> more rapid than eagles, he whistled and shouted and called them by name. >> now dancer, now dasher, on comment, and to but, on donner and listen. >> to
, this is 1953 come here are the kennedys and 61, george and laura bush and dhaka and michelle obama. the young plant inaugurations are also a big part of inauguration day. well it's not really the inauguration day but part of inauguration history. you can't you i and many of us even remember 39 years ago next year will be the 50th anniversary of the assassination of john f. kennedy followed by lyndon johnson being sworn in aboard air force one in dallas. he was sworn in by the federal district judge. she is the only woman to ever swear in a president. here is gerald ford being sworn in in the white house in 1974 after richard nixon resigned in disgrace. and here is a picture of cony if this is my final story for the day, this story actually inspired me probably more than any other to write this book. this is calvin coolidge in 1923 who became president after the death of foreign harding. at the time of his death, he was staying with his father in a very small cottage in vermont, a place that had no running water, no electricity, no telephone camano internet, they didn't have any of those thing
can make. nbc's michelle franzen has more. >> reporter: at the amtrak station in new orleans volunteers from nearby swidell hard hit by katrina are organizing packing up pallets of diapers, shoes, blankets. the second run of donations for hurricane sandy victims. residents and firefighters here paying it forward. >> specifically we were focused on trying to make it better for the kids up there. >> reporter: in addition to basic supplies, this so-called train of hope will be filled with holiday toys all bound for sandy's smallest victims. 30 hours later the train rolls into newark, new jersey's, penn station. 27 pallets in all. half the toys go to the marine's toys for tots program, the rest end up here at engine 155 ladder 78 in staten island. >> looks like our own version of the polar express. >> children of firefighters, kids who lost everything in sandy's wake get to pick out brand new gifts. >> we lost a lot. he lost all his toys. so it feels good to be on the receiving end. >> especially during the holidays we know that there's a financial strain for the parents and we w
is a good time to come and visit her? because i'm the queen so i need a lift down there. >> michelle, let's start with the duchess's condition and how she's doing, at least what we know so far. >> we don't know that many details other than unfortunately what was revealed in that prank phone call but it was nice to hear from kate herself today. she actually responded to the press when people yelled out questions to her. she said she's doing much better thank you. and you could see it in her face. the big smile. the two of them as well as the palace, as much as they've tried to maintain their privacy, i mean who wouldn't want privacy during this obviously, have been very gracious to the press. the palace has released a number of statements and both william and kate have sort of given indications even if it's just in their expression on how they're feeling and how they're doing. thomas? >> again, a lot of well wishers around the globe want to see nothing but the best for them. michel michelle, thank you very much. i appreciate it. >> how changing demographics is changing the gop strategy. an
join me in welcoming the first laid of the united states of america, michelle obama. [applause] >> thank you. you're such a gentleman. >> thank you. >> how are you doing? >> we're going to read a story. what do you think we're going to read? >> twass the night before christmas. >> we're going to take turns this year, okay. you ready? >> yes. >> twass the night before christmas when all through the house not a crechure was stirring, not even a mouse. the stockings were hung by the which i amny with care in homes that is the nicholas would soon be there. the children were in their beds while visions of sugeplums danced in their heads. >> we had just settled our brain for a long winters nap. >> when out on the lawn arose such a clatter i sprange from the fwode see what was the matter. >> i tore open the shutters and threw open the sash. >> the snow gave the luster to objects below. when what to my wondering eyes should appear but a minute chure sleigh and 8 tine rain deer. >> way driver so lively and quick i knew it must be is the nick. >> they came and he whistled and shouted and
. michelle malkin has a theory. she joins us top of the hour, guys. >> it's a military tradition at west point that's been around since the days of george washington. that can all explain. we will explain that tradition of what is going to it happen. >> i'm extremely relaxed. like a hot, delicious bowl of chicken noodle soup from campbell's. ♪ let it snow, let it snow military families face, we understan at usaa, we know military life is different. we've been there. that's why every bit of financial advice we offer is geared specifically to current and former military members and their families. [ laughs ] dad! dad! [ applause ] ♪ [ male announcer ] life brings obstacles. usaa brings advice. call or visit us online. we're ready to help. >> welcome back, everybody, americans united for separation of church and state, wants to end prayers at west point military academy. the group claims they have been-- seeing some complaints about praying at official events. however, west point leaders say although praying is a tradition, it is also voluntary. executive vice-president of fami
a grand prize of $5,000. $50,000 in total prizes. >> michele obama welcome to military families to the white house for the first night of holiday decorations in november. she spoke for about 50 minutes. -- 15 minutes. [applause] >> hi, everyone. welcome to the white house. pretty cool, huh? yeah. let me start by thanking jennifer for that lovely introduction and to welcome her family here as well -- her father and her husband. we are so grateful for your service and glad you could be here. thank you, jennifer, for everything that you and your family have done for this country and what you have done to help make this house as beautiful as it is. as first lady, you know that i have had the privilege of traveling across this country. one of the best things i get to do is to meet with all of the wonderful military families, like jennifer's family and your families. it is an honor to host you all here today at the white house -- yeah, the cool house. i like it. i have said this many times before -- i will say it again because i cannot say it enough -- our military families truly repr
. officers in walnut creek opened ect around >>> good morning. it's 7:56. i'm michelle griego with your cbs 5 news headlines. >>> officers in walnut creek opened fire and killed a suspect around 3:00 this morning. police were responding to a 911 call at an apartment complex on the 1400 block of creekside drive. some sort of altercation ensued, and shots were fired. investigators are not disclosing the exact circumstances. >>> the search is on for suspects in a gang-related shooting in south san jose last night. a man was shot near serenade and lullaby drives. the victim is recovering. traffic and weather coming up. >>> word of a new accident southbound 101 right there by the airport. backed up to oyster point,one lane blocked if you are heading towards the airport. otherwise, traffic looks good all across the bay area. here's a live look at the golden gate bridge. things are flowing nicely both directions. mass transit is on a regular weekday schedule and so far, no reports of any delays. so weather-wise, we are actually looking dry, that's the
-intended. but what we need are people like michelle floornoid. ash hammer. we need people who know the systems inside-out. the president needs the best advice in a time of war and time of crisis. we are forcing says questions station. tenuous time for armed forces given all these threats. >> dave: after what john boehner said on friday it looks like sequestration could actually happen. the question is why does the president want chuck hagel. when you look at his background. maybe not a defense expert. the "the washington post" came out and said there are those who come -- democrats that would be to the right of chuck hagel in terms of his policies regarding wars and defense. so why is he the president's choice at this point? >> certainly the idea of bipartisanship and trying to sell some of the shrinking defense budget items. >> otherwise, i don't see a good rationale for him given some of the choices the president has. understand the hill. leon panetta was very well qualified. budget chairman in the house. omb director. cia. he had all that preparation before running into the pentagon and he has don
, everyone. it's friday, december 28. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 5:30. >>> oakland police are working this morning at two crime scenes where a total of three people were killed overnight. about 1:00 this morning, two people were shot to death on mead avenue in west oakland. then about 2:30, one person was killed in a stabbing on walnut street in the seminary area of oakland. police are investigating the possibility the killings are related. >>> one person was killed when a car fleeing a traffic stop in oakland crashed into another car. the chp had pulled a bmw over for speeding late last night. when officers walked toward the car, it took off. a minute later crashed into a lincoln continental that was turning on interstate 580 from 98th avenue. a passenger in the lincoln was kill. the bmw driver ran away but eventually was caught. >>> an 18-year-old shot at an east bay bart station is out of surgery this morning and expected to survive. bart police found the victim in the parking lot of the pittsburg-bay point station a few mints before 7:00 last night. he was taken
michelle leading a chorus of santa claus is coming to town. >> one. >> reporter: the ceremony of music and lights as the national christmas tree comes to life. >> i'm so excited for christmas. i can feel christmas already now. >> reporter: but the holiday cheer, the spectacle of this illuminating tradition tempered by thoughts of the looming fiscal cliff. >> he's making us wait a little bit. >> reporter: this is 6-month- old evan nicolsky. his father neil works for the department of agriculture. >> we're very concerned. i'm a federal employee. therefore that, affects us as far as sequestration is concerned and go we hope they take care of sooner rather than later. >> reporter: the national christmas tree is surrounded by smaller ones representing every state. kalani rogers and her friends are visiting from hawaii. >> i'm just worried it's going to increase taxes on normal american citizens. >> reporter: the maryland tree is loaded with ornaments. one woman visiting from baltimore says she's concerned about cuts in programs. >> especially for like social security and medicare. my mo
is hard to miss. 8 feet tall. >> taller than michelle obama. >> g colly says tell podus to stand firm for us, 98%, don't blow it by praising the wizards. remember, he is a bulls fan. we are chattingom. >> bill: i want to say the last thing i am going to do is get into a sports conversation with the president, with the country's number 1 sports fan. >> you would probably be out matched in that. >> he would know right away it is all bs with me >> peter: we are chatting chatting @current.com/billpress. >> one comment says i know what bill is going to do. he is going to hit barack up for one of those beers. you still haven't gottun before those? >> i would still working on it. >> there you go. find us online at bp show. >> actually, what i really plan to do is try to sell him a carol press scarf. >> that would be good. maybe make sure you bring an extra one? >> i should wear it. watch the secret service. jump out to oakland california. hi, cj. good morning. >> good morning. can you hear me? >> bill: loud and clear. caller: just like you, you say, hold firm.
would be approved for president obama. and another path said that michelle obama would do well. right now she leads republican senator mark kirk of illinois 51-40%. >>> so a new congressional report shows wasteful spending of tax money that was intended for counter-terrorism purposes, some of the worst examples, the homeland security department paid for a hog catcher in texas. a fish tank and an underwater robot in a midwest city with no major rivers or lakes nearby. former republican senator allen simpson has a message, use the tools to sign up people for the can kicks back campaign to avoid the fiscal cliff and cut the national debt. the 81-year-old simpson went "gangnam style" to make his point. ♪ >> i have a bum knee. horse, horse. ride the horse. >> senator, thank you for that. and that's your morning dish of "scrambled politics." and now for a look at your national weather, let's turn to bill karins. he has your weather channel forecast. >> the best part is the underwater robot for a place that doesn't have water. >> maybe it's a pool. >> yes. >> and they need to inspect it. >
is going to sit down by himself first and then michelle will join them. afterwards the obamas and dog bo will give a tour of the white house. hundreds of people are already gathering at the state capital in lancing, michigan as the city prepares for what could be the largest demonstration in history. the legislature has now rushed through right to work legislation, and governor rick snyder is expected to sign it today. police are on hand and limbed the number of people allowed in the common areas of the capitol. president obama said the right to work bill is not about economics and has everything to do with politics. taxpayers have now made a total of about $22.7 billion overall from the government's investment in the bank rescue. aig is now fully private again. and the british bank is going to pay the u.s. a $1.9 billion penalty for breaking u.s. sanction laws. they have transferred money through every day presents another exciting issue. from financial regulation, fraud on wall street. things everyday exploding around the world that leave no shortage for exciting co
to you. >> michelle, we had a big debate before the show whether or not the "times" added anything new, other than grtheir granularity. >> you didn't see any direct lines drawn from what was happening in mexico to any current executives at this point. this article did not even mention eduardo castro, who was head of walmart-mexico at this period of time, and who is definitely one of the people in focus at this time. but i think the granularity adds a lot to the picture. do you think the stock is going to move very much, guys, when it opens? i'm not so sure. it doesn't necessarily draw a direct line to any current executives at this point. >> david, you know them well. hard to draw the line. >> it is. and this thing is going to unfold for quite some time. i thought when they did the additional 80,000-word story, they pretty much said everything, but i guess they wanted to come back to it. great reporting on the part of "the new york times." today's anecdotes about the store right there, very interesting. we'll see. as we all know, the stock had a historic rally after that story. >> the
, over to you. >> thanks, lauren. >>> first lady michelle obama recently read "it was the night before christmas" to the patients at the medical center in washington. a creature was stirring, namely the obama family dog bo. the dog jumped on a lap and made himself right at home. the white house says visiting patients at the children's hospital, it is the first lady's holiday tradition dating back to the 1950s. >> it does not matter the size, all dogs think they are lap dogs. >> all dogs are lap dogs. >>> a puppy named john almost never got to be home with his family. >> thanks to the power of social media, he got there just in time for christmas. the adoption papers at the oregon humane society were signed and the belzer family, they were ready to take their puppy home. when the staff went to go get him, he was gone. he'd been stolen. the humane society put out a plea for help. >> folks in oregon care deeply about pets, and the social media pressure was outstanding. so i think when they realized they had a hot puppy so to speak, they were eager to return him to the shelter. >> we brou
everyone. it's 7:56 i'm michelle griego. a man who fell at the oakland coliseum is hospitalized in serious condition this morning. he landed 30 feet below after the fall from the upper deck last night. as fans were gathered for a raiders game. investigators now say it was an accident. >>> today is pearl harbor day. it was 71 years ago today that japan attacked the u.s. military base in hawaii pulling our country into world war ii. in the bay area survivors of the attack will gather a top mount diablo for the annual lighting for the beacon. stay with us for traffic and weather in just a moment. nocke. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. >>> good morning if you plan on takeing the richmond, stuck in lanes as mid span elsewhere
you a video posted online by president obama this morning. at 7:17 a letter first lady michelle obama wrote to the people of newtown, connecticut and then at 7:45, the nr will have a press -- nra will have a press conference. >>> john boehner is speaking at the capitol. we're there live. here is taking questions at a live news -- from a live news conference. >> are you willing to give the president a proposal -- >> the president and i had a series of conversations. i told the president on monday. these were my bottom lines. the president told me that his numbers of 1.3 trillian in new revenues, 830 billion in spending cuts was his bottom line. and he couldn't go any further. so we see a situation where because because of the political divide in the country -- where because of the political divide in the country, trying to bridge these differences has been difficult. if it were easy, this could have been decades before, i guarantee you. but we have to find a way to address this significant spending problem that we have and we need to find a way to begin to grow our economy in a way th
that includes michelle flournoy who held the number three job at the pentagon. ashton carter is on the list, and former nebraska senator chuck hagel, a republican, could represent a reach across the aisle. >> we're in a much stronger position today as a country than we were in '07. >> reporter: treasury secretary tim geithner said he will stay at his post until at least inauguration. president obama's chief of staff jack lew is often named as a possible replacement. a poll asked if president obama would pick good cabinet members. 58% said they thought he would. 42% said he would not. emily schmidt, cnn, washington. >> you can read more about the president's potential choices for his top cabinet post on your security clearance blog. go to security.blogs.cnn.com. >>> a dallas cowboys player is dead and a teammate is under arrest after an early morning car crash. linebacker jerry brown, who is a member of the team's practice squad, was pronounced dead at a hospital. he was riding in a car driven by josh brent, the cowboys starting nose tackle. want to bring in now cnn's mark makay for more on
and including the white house. where there is a grieving staff and first family. >> this evening, michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do, which is hug our children tighter. and we'll tell them that we love them. >> captain mark kelly, husband of former congresswoman gabrielle giffords said today that she sends her prayers from tucson, and he added a meaningful discussion of the nation's gun laws can no longer wait. bret? >> bret: ed henry live on the north lawn. thank you. this was one of the worst school shootings in american history. we will have the latest on historic and tragic shootings in connecticut. when we come back. >> the children obviously were very shaken. they were crying in the closet, in the closet of the art room. eventually, they were leaving and when they were leaving the police made them hold hands, the police told them to close their eyes. ♪ stop! stop! stop! come back here! humans -- we are beautifully imperfect creatures living in an imperfect world. that's why liberty mutual insurance has your back with great ideas like our optional better ca
for the economy. michelle myers joins us on set for the rest of the hour. michelle, is this the best we can do, 2.1%, something growth like this? >> yeah. we're looking for pretty slow growth, as well. for q4, we're tracking just above 1%. retail sales were above expectations. the trade data was supportive of q4 growth. we're ending the year on a soft note and heading into early next year, a lot of it will be driven by what we get out of washington. we're in the camp that we're going to have some significant austerity hits early next year. so personal income is going to set lower. consumer spending is going to struggle a bit. it will be offset from rebuilding of sandy, perhaps some clarity around the fiscal cliff if we get some resolution will help business investments. >> and to this point, it's been the consumer holding it up. if consumer spending starts to slow down, do they pull in the reins, anyway? >> that's the key question. if you think that businesses have cut even above and beyond that was needed giveng the trends and demand, you would argue there is pent up demand. but if you think tha
who pretend they have good sources in the defense department michelle floronoy said president obama wanted to appoint her as defense secretary when robert gates left but felt he couldn't have. this is such inside washington. development we love this. >> waiting for someone to mention sam nun's name the obligatory sam nun mention. >> talk about bride's maid but wanted to nominate her. felt like he couldn't have one at state and one at defense in his first term. but now he can do anything he wants. >> gloves off >> bill: so he could have susan rice and michelle flornory or chuck hagle. i like chuck hagle a lot. i remember when we thought he was going to run for president. >> uh-huh. >> then he had that news come friends. come on. yeah. do you think these -- timing we will know before the end of the year? >> yeah i think it will start leaking out pretty soon. it's got to. yeah. but president obama's so locked into having a big legacy a big meaningful legacy action i think he will go with flornoy. what a gesture that would be female defense secreta
secretary, number two, here at the pentagon, the other one, michelle flornoy. number three at the pentagon before she left many months ago. the white house may want to go with michelle flornoy by trying to nominate the first female secretary of defense. dana. >> that would be something, that's for sure. barbara, thank you very much. >>> ahead on "starting point" prince harry's turning point in afghanistan. new details of his latest missions unlike any he's been on before. >>> and from actor to senator? ben affleck may be considering a run for office. but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ female announcer ] live the regular life. phillips'. >>> welcome back to "starting
imagine. michelle obama and bill clinton have been nominated for grammy awards. the first lady was nominated in the best spoken word category for the audio version of "american grown," the book that tells the story of the white house garden and encourages healthy eating. and the former president was nominated in the same category for "back to work, why we need smart government for a strong economy." the returns for this race will be on february 10th when we'll find out who won. we'll be right back. ...but he'd wait for her forever, for any reason, and would always be there with the biggest welcome home. for a love this strong, dawn only feeds him iams. compared to other leading brands, it has 50% more animal protein. ...to help keep rocky's body as strong as a love that never fades... if he ever lets her leave again. iams. keep love strong. >>> welcome back to "hardball." did republican efforts to suppress the vote backfire this time? in dozens of states they made efforts to keep people, especially minorities and poor people, from getting to the ballot box. they shortened early
gearing up. "newshour" correspondent spencer michels has our story. >> reporter: ever since 1851, sailors and well-healed skippers have raced through the water in ever more expensive, ever-more high tech sailboats in pursuit of the coveted america's cup. to the victor go the spoils, and in 2010 larry ellison, founder of software giant oracle, won the cup for america. ellison's prize, besides bragging rights, was to get to choose where the race would be held next. his choice was to bring the contest to his home waters: san francisco bay. ellison concocted a series of regattas all around the world-- for competing teams from 11 countries-- designed to build enthusiasm and excitement for the main event: america's cup 2013, where 72-foot boats will plough through the bay. these preliminary races featured boats that measure about 45 feet long, with carbonfibre hulls and wing sails, as described by racing announcer andy green. they're the same sailors. they're the same teams, the boats are just a little bit t'thirr. practice racing. this is just to get everyone excited and passionate about the
in florida. no secret service around, where were they? also the record-setting victory tweet with michelle obama, that famous photograph on the cover of "the economist," two images that got so much play on social media. >> it was amazing. the famous hugging incident at the peaches shop happened in charlotte, after the convention, president obama came after that feeling very happy and obviously one of his fans in florida was also very happy. the secret service, they had their eyes wide at that event. looked like a friendly guy, nobody was going to interrupt it and turned out to be one of the great photo opportunities of all time. the hug went out after election night after we knew obama had won picture of the two of them hugging. retweeted more than a million times. it's a social media landmark. >> unbelievable. thank you so much for joining us. we appreciate it. >> thank you, sir. >> what political story will make headlines in the next 24 hours? that's next. coming back. start and finish with jonathan cape hart. doesn't get better than that. >> which political story will make headlines in
reid is filling in. there might be more pictures of the president hugging michelle. it may get something done in d.c., wouldn't you think? >> i suspect he can get a hug anyway, but it might be a tighter hug if he can get something done. >> absolutely. >>> americans are getting ready to pop the few year's champagne, while congress considers dumping the bubbly down the drain. there's a lot of talking on capitol hill, but not much doing. are we likely to get a cliff deal of any time before midnight countdown? we are packing our parachutes with luke russert, aman jabbers, politico's ben white, and mckay and the huffington post ben. plus, the latest on secretary of state hillary clinton's health concerns and how the new benghazi report and succession at stake will impact the white house's other looming cabinet concerns. and the president officially puts gun control on his second term agenda. can his new priority become a reality? all that when "now" starts in a mere 180 seconds. keep my eye o. but, i didn't always watch out for myself. with so much noise about health care... i tuned
an accident. >> stephanie: step on a bag of vipers. michelle obama versus bill clinton in the spoken word category -- [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> i think michelle obama will take bill clinton. >> stephanie: i am so enjoying a bill clinton corkscrew. i do not have the hilary nutcracker yet. conservative actor steven bald win arrested for failing to file three year's of tax returns. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> uh-huh. he is one of those fake christian guys. >> stephanie: he is accused of owing more than $350,000 to the state of new york. >> wow. maybe we can bad mouth bono some more. >> stephanie: everybody hold your jokes. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: john travolta collects hot chocolate. he collects various kinds of hot coco from around the world. he said it represents winter wonderland and christmas. he went on to explain how people should handle hot coco. he said never blow on it. never ever blow it changes the quality of the chocolate. >> that's the gayest thing i have ever heard. >> if you have a gay sex scandal with three dif
a higher percentage of taxes would be paid by home owners. host: this is from michele. guest: that is one frustrating aspect. mortgage rates are at historic lows. this is a great time. the time life is much longer. the credits core requirement has been ratcheted up. in the past, someone had a credit score of 720, they would be able to get a mortgage. it requires a score of 760. the housing market was not very normal, people with 720 credit scores would be able to get mortgages. now they are having a tough time. and of the role played by fannie and freddie, pushing it back to the bank. the banks need more clarity about what the rules are so they can be more confident in lending. host: what percentage fall into the 760? the max is 800. guest: historically, credit's core of 720 would have qualified. today, 760. how many people are stuck between 720 and 760? today they are being denied. host: is a policy to want looser credit? guest: absolutely not. we need to have a sustainable home ownership. wall street was going wild and fannie and freddie were going wild and that led to terrible conseque
them 27 times to include nancy lanza. some will ring them 28 times for adam lanza. michelle obama penned a letter that everyone will see here today when they wake up. i want to read you an excerpt. he said her heart grieves, aches for all of these families. she's a mother of two. she understands the pain. she also said, zoraida, that she was so touched by the outpouring of support from the first responders in newtown, from everyone who has helped in this community. that really stood out to me in the letter that the first lady wrote to the local paper here. again, that will be one of the things that greets this community this morning. zoraida. >> really appreciate that. thank you so much, poppy. live for us in newtown, connecticut. >>> this was organized by the head of gamer fit nation. he's calling on all gamers to put down their controllers and stop firing virtual bullets in order to remember those who were killed by real bullets in newtown a week ago. >> i think that's a really interesting tribute. >> it's really great. i was talking to a mom yesterday in newtown who said, you k
's close ties has really taken things to extremes. as michelle franzen reports, it ended with a 21-year-old getting a court order against her parents. ♪ >> reporter: aubrey ireland is pursuing her dream, studying singing and acting at university of cincinnati college conservatory of music. a passion she says her parents shared and supported. aubrey even posted photos on facebook with her parents following performances. but the senior college student says her parents' need to keep constant watch over her went to far. to the point where aubrey went to court, asked a judge to grant a stalking order against her parents, and won. in court document, the 21-year-old told a judge her parents, julie and david, frequently drove from their home in kansas to her campus in ohio unannounced to check up on her. they told her and college officials she had mental problems and they could try to have her evaluated. in the filings, she said her parents traveled to cincinnati, showed up at my university and made threats to my musical theatre department. and added, "they also improperly monitored my phone
: samuel l jackson said michelle obama is super woman what can't she do? she is history and she's stay history because she is so amazingly smart and together. [ applause ] >> stephanie: i agree. >> and good-looking. >> stephanie: easy on the eyes. >> not according to rush limbaugh. >> stephanie: oh please. who better to comment on people's figures. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: [ inaudible ] wants to have five kids 18 dogs, a horse and a pig -- i hope she is not giving birth to all of those. just the kids. >> stephanie: she is desperate to extend her family to a basketball team full of children. indicatory perry accepted the hero award from the trevor project. >> uh-huh. >> stephanie: she told the crowd that the real heros are the folks at the call centers. i agree, and that's why i wrote them a big fat check this week. all right. let's not talk about that. katy perry also said this jim. queue squeezy music. [ squeezy music ] >> stephanie: she said i hope in the future we all grow beyond labels. >> good news for you. >> stephanie: good news for me.
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